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Top 5 robot trends
The operational stock of industrial robots hit a new record of about 3 million units worldwide – increasing by 13% on average each year (2015-2020).
Photochemical etching and aerospace considerations
When manufacturing parts for critical aerospace applications, it is vital that the process chosen is not only cost-effective and allows adherence to time-to-market objectives, but is also able to adhere to tight tolerances and produces accurate parts at the right volume with minimal waste.
TCI-Cut Parts
Tindle Construction Inc. uses RADAN nesting and MRP essentials to efficiently process high volumes of sheet metal parts.
For integration into clean rooms the ultrasonic ultrafine cleaning systems are fitted out in compliance with the applicable cleanroom class. Photo credit: UCM / Gebr. Brasseler
In many industries, new and enhanced products lead to high cleanliness specifications. Due to changed manufacturing, joining and coating technologies and more stringent regulatory specifications, there are stricter requirements for particulate and film-type part cleanliness. 
The development of the standard parts industry has led to easier integration and faster supply
Standard parts and components are as vital to engineering today as they were in the mid-twentieth century. The main changes in the industry have been the technology that has enabled faster design and manufacture, enabling greater productivity.
Using ANCA grinder
New technology has enabled F.O. Select to easily achieve greater quality, efficiency and durability of cutting tools.
Edlestahl lager micrometal
Stainless steel has numerous material advantages for an array of industry applications, but the chosen processing technology can have an effect on the quality and integrity of parts and components made from this versatile metal.
The modern hemostat is a challenge for machinists.
The medical technology poses major challenges for machinists.
Beamer Laser Marking for firearms
The firearms industry, like every manufacturing industry, has product marking requirements. In this industry, however, marking is an even more essential process; and one that is rigidly regulated by law.
AM makes complex parts for production.
Over the last few decades, additive manufacturing (AM)/3D printing has fundamentally changed the way that manufacturers approach product development. Industry is now almost universally aware of the term rapid prototyping, using AM to convert 3D CAD data into physical models in a matter of hours.
six ways to update cybersecurity
While smart factories are revolutionizing the manufacturing industry through innovation, being connected comes with new risk factors that must be addressed. A Deloitte study revealed that 48% of manufacturers identified operational risks—including cybersecurity—as the greatest danger to their factories.
JM Performance Products and The Reshoring Initiative analyze “near-post-COVID” parameters with a trajectory focus on training, technology, supply chain, production, and reshoring.
Kaylee Dudek, a full-time employee in the application engineering department at Allied Machine & Engineering
In an email to Cutting Tool Engineering, Kaylee Dudek, a full-time employee in the application engineering department at Allied Machine & Engineering, Dover, Ohio, describes the impact of winning a $5,000 scholarship from the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute.
New AlteraS CMM at WLR Precision Engineering
WLR Precision Engineering is a contract machining specialist in Wilford, Nottinghamshire, and the company was using a pair of 15-year-old coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) in its inspection room. Looking to upgrade the technology, WLR Precision invested in two CMMs manufactured by LK Metrology. Soon, they had largely superseded the older CMMs. 
Learn the basics of static electricity
The Basics of Static Electricity white paper presents 20 comprehensive and full-colored pages on the causes of static electricity, how it develops, and solutions for combatting it in manufacturing processes.
Robotic density by region
The use of industrial robots in factories around the world is accelerating at a high rate: 126 robots per 10,000 employees is the new average of global robot density in the manufacturing industries.
Autumn Ohl, 2021 USCTI scholarship winner
Winning a U.S. Cutting Tool Institute scholarship in 2021 "was huge," and not just financially, according to Autumn Ohl, an aerospace engineering major in her freshman year at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. USCTI, a trade association for manufacturers of cutting tools for the metalworking industry, awards a $5,000 scholarship to one lucky winner who plans to attend or is already enrolled in a college or vocational school program relevant to the manufacturing industry. This year's winner will be announced during the USCTI Spring Meeting, which is set for April 30 to May 2 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
The design engineer’s guide to photo-chemical etching
As a precision sheet metal machining technology, photo-chemical etching achieves exacting tolerances, is highly repeatable, and, in many instances, is the only technology that can cost-effectively manufacture precision metal components with the accuracy necessary in demanding, and often safety-critical applications.
The PCE process has characteristics that play to many of the goals of today's OEMs.
Photo-chemical etching is a viable alternative to legacy metal fabrication technologies and is seen in many applications as the only technology that can achieve the repeatability, accuracy, and geometric complexity demanded by OEMs from across myriad industries.
Meeting defined particulate and film-type cleanliness specifications that can be reproduced and at the lowest possible cost - these requirements can only be implemented with cleaning solutions that are optimally adapted to the task.
The right cleaning process ensures product quality and cost-effectiveness.